Bleckley County High School’s Future Business Leaders of America was awarded the 2016 Bibb/Macon March for Babies Top FBLA Team Award. Bleckley FBLA members and advisers are elated about the donation of $900.00 they were able to make to this worthy cause this past school year.
BCHS FBLA President, Lacey W. and March of Dimes Chair, Tyler S. are shown above with the award and a handwritten note from Glenda Davis, Senior Development Manager of Central/Southern Georgia March of Dimes. Ms. Davis expressed her appreciation for our organization’s hard work and continued support and dedication to the cause. Ms. Davis commented that Bleckley High’s FBLA is truly making a difference in the lives of babies in Middle Georgia and beyond.
March of Dimes’ March for Babies is an FBLA State Project that BCHS FBLA takes to heart. Each year we participate in a variety of activities to earn money for this cause. We appreciate the willingness of Superintendent Steve Smith to allow us to hold a system wide dress down week each year as well as a Hats On For Babies hat day at BCHS each year. We hope to expand opportunities to raise money for this cause in the future.
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 BCHS FBLA and Business classes had a guest speaker, Wesley Sewell. Wesley, is a recruiter from Middle Georgia State College and a member of the Bleckley County High School CTAE/CTSO Advisory Board.
He spoke to the business classes about how to get into college. He spoke of the different opportunities they have to obtain scholarships from MGSU and about a scholarship, they offer for Bleckley County students that will pay for half of the first-semester tuition. He also introduced students to the many sports opportunities that MGSU has to offer and about the continuing expansion of their athletic department. Mr. Sewell discussed the diplomas and certificates that students can obtain from MGSU and the academics available to students at a multitude of locations throughout Middle Georgia. He spent a good bit of time discussing their Aviation School located in Eastman and the different opportunities that students could have with the aviation school only found in a few locations throughout the United States. He also discussed the move on when ready program (MOWR) for BCHS students. The students were very involved in what he had to say and learned a lot about MGSU.
Bleckley County High School may be small in size and number, but we make up for that in a huge effort and striving for success. Bleckley County High School has been working hard to break last year’s certification success numbers and we are well on our way to achieve this. BCHS students achieved 167 Certifications last year and we currently have achieved 142 certifications so far this year. Sixty-eight percent of our BCHS FBLA members have achieved at least one certification with some members achieving as many as 9 certifications. We are super proud of our MOS certifying FBLA members! Continue to work hard to achieve that goal!
Melissa Barker, Bleckley County High School adviser, was named 2017 FBLA Region 5 Adviser of the Year on February 20, 2017. Mrs. Barker has worked with FBLA at Bleckley County High School since Fall of 2015.
BCHS FBLA members and officer team surprised Mrs. Barker with a celebration on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The celebration included a cake, a card filled with a sentiment from officers and members, as well as a frog wind chime to add to Mrs. Barker’s frog decor collection.
Congratulations to Mrs. Barker and BCHS FBLA on a job well done!
Tyler S. is a current Associate Vice President for Bleckley County High School as well as a Region 5 Vice President. We are super excited that he has been selected again to serve as a Region 5 Officer and know he will continue to represent Bleckley County with high standards. Congratulations to all of the newly selected Region Officers for Georgia FBLA.